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Current Events November 25th, 2021

Teaching children where their food comes from at Thanksgiving

What happens when you want to teach children about food and where it comes from, but you’ve lived in the city all your life and have little to no farming background? (Guilty as charged!) If this seems a little daunting, it doesn’t have to be. Taking on the challenge can lead to some amazing discussions and…
Current Events November 24th, 2021

Biden administration aims to rollback Trump-era effort to catalog teacher sex crimes

Last Thursday, the Department of Education proposed changes to its data collection for this school year, including a rolling back of a Trump-era policy to collect data on teacher-on-student sexual assaults. Critics say this will make it easier for school districts to hide such incidents, putting students at risk. “This is the ultimate act of bowing…
Current Events November 17th, 2021

Hawley introduces Parents’ Bill of Rights to protect parental involvement in schools

This week, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced The Parents’ Bill of Rights Act, which if passed, will codify parental rights into federal law. As a means of holding school systems accountable, Senator Hawley’s bill empowers parents to sue federally funded schools. “America has long recognized the right of parents to direct their children’s education but we…
Current Events November 16th, 2021

Missouri attorney general sues Springfield Public Schools for Sunshine Law violations after request for documents related to critical race theory

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit today against Springfield Public Schools for failing to properly respond to a public records request for documents related to critical race theory, a subject the district has acknowledged it teaches but for which it appears reluctant to provide documentation. The district’s response to the request is a violation…